We offer a safe and stimulating environment, with age-appropriate resources which is vital for children to develop curiosity, coordination and physical abilities. At this stage children can start to learn the beginnings of self-control and how to relate to other people. Children are encouraged to develop their social and cognitive skills by people to whom they have a positive attachment. We encourage children to express their needs and feelings to begin to develop a sense of self.
At this stage, children's language is developing rapidly and many are beginning to put sentences together. Joining in conversations with children is an important way for children to learn new things and to begin to think about past, present and future. Alongside non-verbal communication and children with English as an additional language, here children will learn a few simple words for everyday things and people. With encouragement and plenty of interaction with adults, children's communication skills grow and their vocabulary expands very rapidly during this stage.
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Taking part in more challenging and organised activities. Planning is responsive and spontaneous and takes account of the needs and interests of children. Activities are also planned around the seasons and themes making children aware of the world around them. Children's fine motor skills continue to develop and they enjoy making marks, using a variety of materials, looking at picture books and listening to stories, important steps in literacy.
Children also learning about boundaries and how to handle frustration. Here, they learn to become slightly more independent and have the choice of a wide range of activities such as painting, play dough, mark making, puzzles and technology. Play with toys that come apart and fit together encourages problem solving and simple planning and resilience. Self-help and independence soon emerge in areas such as eating, dressing and toileting. The Jelly Tots have their own separate toilet area with good facilities for toilet training crucial for this age group.
What we can provide:
An engaging range of developmental and learning activities
Highly rated, Ofsted registered setting
Fully serviced childcare
Fully trained and qualified staff
Nutritionally balanced, homemade food with dietary preferences always catered for
A beautiful outdoor area for playing and exploring
Plenty of days out to local attractions
A phased transition into our pre-school environment - Jelly Beans
The Indoor Environment
The indoor environment provides resources that are age appropriate, well maintained and accessible for all children. A well resourced mark making (messy area) provide children with the tool to develop and enhance their creative as well strength their muscles which will aid their writhing skills in a later stage. Our book corner(cosy area) offers a wide range of books, including bilingual and prompts to aid understanding and participation. The area is ideal for quiet leaning and rest.
The Outdoor Environment
The outdoor environment offers the children opportunities for doing things in different ways and on different scales than when indoors. They have access to bikes, trikes, balls and a range of safe and fun outdoor equipment. Developing physical skills mean that children can now usually walk, climb and run, and join in active play with other children. This is an important time for learning about dangers and safe limits.
Transition into Jelly Beans
As children continue to grow and develop, they will require a more structured leaning to prepare for their journey to school.